Aug 15, 2013 6:30pm PDT
america's most unequal countries. he was sworn in today with a promise to wage war on poverty. >> he is taking office after a turbulent year in paraguay. last june, it was isolated in the region after the controversial impeachment of a former president. now it is hoped he will be built paraguay's links with neighbors. >> paraguay was not allowed to participate in the last summit in july. it was suspended from the alliance last year when they decided the paraguay senate had undemocratically removed the country's president. now paraguay is said to be readmitted to the group, which includes venezuela, brazil, argentina, and uruguay. like the eu, it is a common market, but in south america, political disputes have often hampered free trade. these days, eu nations export nearly 2/3 of their goods to each other. now brazil, south america's biggest economy, is looking to unilaterally strengthen trade ties with the eu, potentially undermining the partnership. >> time to check in with the markets now. we have been watching the days trading in frankfurt. >> traders and frankfurt have a lot of
Aug 23, 2013 6:30pm PDT
to and -- quick to adapt. this growth in sales to china despite weaknesses there. and exports in north america are strong. >> all that good news means german business people are feeling more confident about the future. they are investing in machinery. another indicator of the strength of the economy -- the construction industry is also growing. >> microsoft boss steve ballmer has announced he will be stepping down as company ceo as soon as a replacement can be found. he took over the reins of the world's largest software company 13 years ago from it's founder bill gates. >> at the time, microsoft was the undisputed digital king of the digital world, but they've lost ground to google and apple, who were quick to embrace the mobile computing revolution. our markets correspondent has more on the pending retirement of steve homer. >> the people here on the frankfurt floor are glad that steve ballmer's time at microsoft has ended. they are glad to see him go, and in reaction to the news was almost euphoric. microsoft shares took off immediately. at the start of wall street trading, for example, it
Aug 9, 2013 6:30pm PDT
are off to central america where archaeologists have discovered a 1500-year-old mayan freeze. they excavated the sculpture in the jungles of northern guatemala. >> the well preserved picture. researchers said the findings would provide important clues on the mayan civilization. they say further discoveries are likely. indiana jones would be on his way. all right, you are up to date. we will see you again at the top of the hour. explore new worlds and new ideas through programs like this, made available for everyone through h contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. dr. joel fuhrman is a board-certified physician whose groundbreaking work has been acclaimed as a medical breakthrough for weight loss, disease reversal and prevention. the american diet today has 62% of calories from processed foods. how many of you would like a promise that you don't have to have a heart attack when you get older?